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Poster: reviewr Date: Oct 21, 2011 8:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Too faithful fan base

I wish people would be more critical/objective with their reviews, but it's hard! It's not all great. When there is so much to choose from, what should one listen to?

I chose my log-in name because I wanted to try to help with this problem. I find that the more I learn, the less I know and end up reviewing very few shows.

There are some shows we all agree are great (5/2/70, 8/27/72, etc.), but personal bias does play a big part. For me 6/22/73, 7/17/76, 8/28/81 and 10/14/94 are great shows, but you don't read much about them.

How do you rate a '72 show? Compare it to other '72s, or compare it to their whole catalogue?

I thank Dick for showing me 10/31/71 - a hidden gem.

Edit: For me context is so very important. I don't think anyone will call the 7/13/84 Dark Star the best ever, but a DS encore ?!? How cool is that? Especially in '84. So, how do you review/rate that?

This post was modified by reviewr on 2011-10-22 03:50:36